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Coronavirus count rises to 21 cases in Mohave County

KINGMAN -- Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Lake Havasu City area, the Mohave County Department of Public Health reported the evening of Monday, April 6.

One of the new patient, an adult age 65 or older, is currently hospitalized. It had not been determined if the patient had contracted the disease as a result of travel, or if it’s linked to another local case, county health officials reported.

The other new confirmed case is an adult aged 18-49 who is isolated at home.

They were the second and third cases reported out of Lake Havasu on Monday. As in all cases, county public health nurses are conducting contact investigations.

That raises the number of confirmed cases in the county to 21, including 13 since Friday, according to county health officials. There have now been 13 confirmed cases in Lake Havasu, six in the Kingman area, and two in the Bullhead City area.

The county recorded its first death – an adult over age 65 from the Lake Havasu area with underlying medical conditions -- from complications of the virus on Saturday, April 4. The first case in the county was reported on Tuesday, March 24.

Statewide, the Arizona Department of Health Services was reporting 2,575 cases and 73 deaths the morning of Tuesday, April 7. The majority, 1,495 cases, are in Maricopa County.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

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